April 13 Marks 30th Anniversary of Barn Fire

Thirty years ago, Hawken and Ohio lost a magnificent landmark to fire. What was once Ohio`s largest dairy barn burned to the ground on a windy afternoon as students and teachers tried to keep flames from spreading nearby. English teachers Robert Hawkes and Peter Scott shared their memories of this event and you can listen to their descriptions of that day by clicking their names. Photos of the barn, both before the fire and during, can be found in Hawken`s online archives. The photo archives are available only to Hawken community members and you can obtain a password by emailing dgill@hawken.edu and identifying your affiliation with Hawken School. Faculty Emeritus John Tottenham has electronically archived more than 31,000 photographs. Click here for more details.

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